Batsheva is a beautiful Jewish princess. When only eighteen, her father informs her that it's her duty get married, and introduces her to Isaac Harshen, a Jewish scholar who lives in Jerusalem. Isaac wants to marry her for her money and for the fact that he's marrying into the great Ha-Levi family. Batsheva isn't sure, but has no one to really talk to since her father is all for the marriage, and her mother allows her husband to treat her like a child. Batsheva marries Isaac and moves to Jerusalem, leaving her parents and friends in the States. Isaac is cruel to her; he makes her give him all her money and even beats her during her pregnancy. Then, one day, Batsheva snaps. To save herself and her son from a ruthless husband and father who twists the Jewish teachings to his own purpose, Batsheva fakes her and her son's suicide, to start a new life in another land.
This report prepared by Marie Morris